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ISBN13: 9781423113386
ISBN10: 1423113381
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Since their mother's death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane.

One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives.

Soon, Sadie and Carter discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them--Set has his sights on the Kanes. To stop him, the siblings embark on a dangerous journey across the globe — a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

Synopsis:

To stop Egyptian god Set from going after their father, siblings Carter and Sadie embark on a dangerous journey across the globe--a quest which brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

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As the first Shark Wars series arc draws to a close, hero Gray unexpectedly finds himself the ruler of the ocean. He's got to make wise decisions in a time of upheaval and isn't sure if he's up to the task!

Dangerous prehistores are loose in the Big Blue, and Gray must defeat their evil leader, Grimkahn. But if he is to do that, he and Barkley must first outsmart the sneaky and dangerous frilled shark, Hokuu. . . .

Synopsis:

Each new Shark Wars book brings higher stakes--and hungrier sharks!

Gray thought he could trust Takiza, the wise yet mysterious betta fish who's been his guide and mentor in the often treacherous depths of the Big Blue. But the news that Takiza was responsible for the death of Gray's father has shaken Gray to his very core. Now Gray is questioning everything he thought he knew.

The time to find answers is running short. The prehistores--prehistoric sea monsters long thought to be extinct--are breaking out of the underwater volcano range that has kept them hidden for millennia. Gray, Barkley, and their friends and shivermates must prepare for a war unlike any they've faced before!

Shark Wars is Star Wars set underwater--it's a modern-day Warriors for today's voracious readers!

About the Author

EJ Altbacker is a screenwriter whose credits include work on various television programs, including Green Lantern and Spider-Man. He holds an MFA in screenwriting from the American Film Institute and an undergraduate degree in marketing from the University of Notre Dame.

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Rainbow Explorer, July 7, 2015 (view all comments by Rainbow Explorer)
Alert For Those Undergoing Intense Grieving and Spoiler Alert:

As usual, Rick Riordan has written a creative, engaging, action-oriented YA book that will appeal to most within this age group. The commitment he displays toward obtaining accurately researched data to include in his storylines based on genuine, historical facts never ceases to amaze me. His imagination and originality in approaching topics that are traditionally quite dry for most individuals to explore puts him in the top level of authors.

However, unlike any of the other books he has written (of the 10 I have so far read), I find this book to display this author's Achilles's Heel. He has little understanding, consideration, or thought interwoven into this story related to the topic of children who have experienced serious, severe, and/or prolonged/ongoing experiences with loss and grief. He treats these topics so superficially and briefly, it's obvious he has no conception whatsoever of the massive pain this particular storyline may stir up for traumatized children who naively undertake reading it.

As I am a highly experienced pediatric mental health specialist, I am much more keenly aware what the consequences of such a book may be for an unsuspecting student or intensely grieving child who lacks sufficient emotional and social support with which to seek guidance to cope with the range of emotions that such a book is sure to evoke. Sadly, most severely traumatized children are without sufficient social or emotional supports, so would have limited outlets for safely containing such intense emotions that are triggered by the endless losses, traumas, attacks, and abandonments the main characters in this story line undergo. No preteen kids could EVER undergo all of the horrors and miseries these characters have undergone and be emotionally "OK", on the level that the author represents this brother and sister to be.

Both parents have intentionally suicided, without explaining any of their thinking or actions to their children ahead of time. Then, they go on to deliberately split up the remaining family members without any truthful discussions surrounding why such actions are necessary. From there, they force the siblings into one life-threatening situation after another, nearly all without much warning or preparation/education in how to handle any of it ("just DO it and don't whine that no one has ever bothered to show/teach you HOW")! Then, place them in one situation after another where they are forced into finding/healing/protecting the adults in their lives who are supposed to be taking care of them, and the author has created the PERFECT scenario for severe, chronic PTSD, depression, suicide, and a whole host of other horrific mental health problems for the two protagonists. It's clear to me, Rick Riordan has absolutely no understanding of the developmental or emotional needs of children, especially those who have been severely traumatized. That's tragic, for a YA author so otherwise gifted.
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Jack Stevenson, January 16, 2011 (view all comments by Jack Stevenson)
One of Rick Riordan’s newest creations, The Red Pyramid, strays from the mythology of his first books, and creates an even more believable and realistic experience for the reader. Kicking off a new series known as The Kane Chronicles, Riordan decided to stray from the previous Greek mythology used in the Percy Jackson series for something even older: the Egyptian Mythology, keeping the historical-based theme of the book, and adding emotional exploration and action into the mix of already countless themes. The book starts out with the description that this is a writer’s interpretation of several recorded messages, then joining the Kane family, a widower father with two kids named Carter and Sadie Kane. Carter and his father Julius travel the world as Archaeologist and son, while Carter’s sister Sadie stays with her grandparents who won custody after the mysterious death of their mother. On the one day that they can all legally be a family, Julius takes them to the British Museum, where a series of unpredictable events happen, throwing Carter and Sadie into an Egyptian reality that they find hard to believe. From there on, Riordan builds up a world and characters from the beginning. Carter has lived with his father for his entire life, but due to his father never staying in one place for more than a week he never had any real friends. Sadie has always lived at her grandparents with what most would assume is a normal life, but she has almost never met her father. The world he creates is no less beautiful and vivid: “A river winding through a desert canyon. The sky was a blanket of pitch-black clouds, and the river’s surface seemed to boil.” In my opinion, Riordan has done it again, recreating the wonder of a world past into the present, with the spirit of his original books intact. I personally had a hard time putting this book down and would give it a full 5-star rating. Rick Riordan’s newest creation has kept me and countless others in awe, and no-doubt waiting for April 2011, when the sequel of this already impressing first book of the trilogy comes out.
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erikaselberg7, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by erikaselberg7)
This book I think is good for all ages because the Red Pyramid in a way it is connected to the Percy Jackson books but it could be because the books are by the same author or it could be just me.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781423113386
Author:
Riordan, Rick
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Author:
Altbacker, E.J.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Shark Wars
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Endpapers
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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"Synopsis" by , To stop Egyptian god Set from going after their father, siblings Carter and Sadie embark on a dangerous journey across the globe--a quest which brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.
"Synopsis" by ,
As the first Shark Wars series arc draws to a close, hero Gray unexpectedly finds himself the ruler of the ocean. He's got to make wise decisions in a time of upheaval and isn't sure if he's up to the task!

Dangerous prehistores are loose in the Big Blue, and Gray must defeat their evil leader, Grimkahn. But if he is to do that, he and Barkley must first outsmart the sneaky and dangerous frilled shark, Hokuu. . . .

"Synopsis" by ,
Each new Shark Wars book brings higher stakes--and hungrier sharks!

Gray thought he could trust Takiza, the wise yet mysterious betta fish who's been his guide and mentor in the often treacherous depths of the Big Blue. But the news that Takiza was responsible for the death of Gray's father has shaken Gray to his very core. Now Gray is questioning everything he thought he knew.

The time to find answers is running short. The prehistores--prehistoric sea monsters long thought to be extinct--are breaking out of the underwater volcano range that has kept them hidden for millennia. Gray, Barkley, and their friends and shivermates must prepare for a war unlike any they've faced before!

Shark Wars is Star Wars set underwater--it's a modern-day Warriors for today's voracious readers!

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